42-3109 Stud Duck

An airman of the 94th Bomb Group with his B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3109) nicknamed "Stud Duck". Handwritten caption on image: "94th BG #23109."

Object Number - FRE 3823 - An airman of the 94th Bomb Group with his B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3109) nicknamed "Stud Duck". Handwritten caption on image: "94th BG...

Delivered Cheyenne 16/2/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 92BG Podington 17/10/43; transferred 332BS/94BG [XM-E] Rougham /43; landing accident at Bovingdon due to structural failure with Chas Cliburn 17/8/43; landing accident at Rougham with Ken Steele 29/9/43; recalled from mission and on landing at base landing gear malfunctioned 9/2/44 with Alwin Kocher, Co-pilot: Henry Wallace, Navigator: Metro Wozniak, Bombardier: Edmond Moreau, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Wood, Radio Operator: Bill Holmes, Ball turret gunner: Joe Anderson, Waist gunner: Herbert Chase, Waist gunner: Gil Debrieski, Tail gunner: Elmer Thomas (10 Returned to Duty); no records until Salvaged 22/6/45. STUD DUCK.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 332nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 332nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12091661
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 332nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 332nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 332nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-802418
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, UK 1943-08-17 Landing accident at Bovingdon due to structural failure, Cat 3 damage. Pilot Charles E. Cliburn.

Revisions

Date14 Dec 2020 18:32:25
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date1 May 2019 21:26:09
Contributorphil marchese
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AMA listings of other a/c in initial 94th BG UK inventory.

Date12 Jun 2016 20:26:56
ContributorRainer
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aviationarchaeology.com

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:36
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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